Sports betting leader expands mobile platform outside of US mainland complementing retail sportsbook at Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort
BetMGM, a leading sports betting and iGaming operator, announced the launch of the BetMGM mobile sports betting app in Puerto Rico in partnership with Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort. Puerto Rico is the second market outside of the United States mainland for BetMGM’s mobile sports betting app.
“BetMGM is ecstatic to become the first operator to deliver mobile sports betting to Puerto Rico,” the Chief Executive Officer for BetMGM, Adam Greenblatt, said. “This great collaboration between local officials and Casino del Mar provides a safe, responsible and entertaining product accessible from anywhere on the island.”
The BetMGM app offers a user-friendly experience, giving Puerto Rico residents the ability to customize pre-game, live in-play, futures and parlay wagers. As part of the BetMGM mobile app registration process, customers in Puerto Rico will need to validate their identification in person at the BetMGM sportsbook located at the Casino Del Mar resort in San Juan. Integration with the MGM Rewards loyalty program allows residents in Puerto Rico to redeem their gameplay for world-class experiences at MGM Resorts properties nationwide including Bellagio, Aria and MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Beau Rivage in Mississippi, Borgata in New Jersey and MGM Grand Detroit.
BetMGM was the first operator to debut regulated retail sports betting in Puerto Rico when it was legalized in February of 2022. In December of 2022, Casino del Mar opened a permanent $3.5 million sportsbook and lounge featuring twelve self-service kiosks and five betting windows. Sports wagering is permitted in Puerto Rico on all sporting events including those that are professional, collegiate, Olympic and international. Wagering is permitted on electronic and eSports events as well.
“Today, Puerto Rico is once again at the forefront of the sports betting industry,” the General Manager of Casino del Mar, Sigfrido De Jesús, said. “In addition to being an attraction for sports fans, this will have a positive impact on the revenues of the Treasury. We are pioneers in the sports wagering industry and we are elevating sports to the next level by developing trustworthy and user-friendly technology tools. Creating this technological alliance with a company of BetMGM’s caliber has allowed both Casino del Mar and the government to learn about innovation in the betting industry.”
As BetMGM continues to expand to new jurisdictions, responsible gambling education remains a key focus. BetMGM is proud to provide resources to help customers play responsibly including GameSense, an industry leading program developed and licensed to MGM Resorts by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation. Through the integration within BetMGM’s mobile and desktop platforms, customers can receive the same GameSense experience they have grown to count on at MGM Resorts properties nationwide. This complements BetMGM’s already existing responsible gambling tools, which serve to provide customers with an entertaining and safe digital experience.
EvenBet Gaming expands presence in Latin America with Betplay launch
Integration sees provider significantly strengthen its position in key market
EvenBet Gaming, a leading developer of online gaming software and solutions, has announced its poker solutions going live on Betplay, one of the top sports betting operators in Colombia.
BetPlay, owned by Corredor Empresarial, has a user base exceeding 3 million players. In six years of operation, it has become a major player, contributing to 60% of the country’s online betting market.
Under the terms of the agreement, EvenBet provides its full suite of gaming products to Betplay, including its industry-leading poker software. Integrating EvenBet’s innovative and flexible gaming solutions will allow Betplay to enhance its gaming offering and provide Colombian players with an exceptional online entertainment experience. Currently, BetPlay is gearing up for a robust communication campaign to strengthen its poker operation in the Colombian iGaming landscape.
This partnership, secured in 2023 and resulted in poker going live now, marks EvenBet’s continued expansion in the Latin American iGaming market and entry into the rapidly growing Colombian online gaming industry. Colombia represents a core target market for EvenBet due to the country’s thriving regulated online gaming sector.
Dmitry Starostenkov, CEO at EvenBet Gaming, said: “Partnering with a premier brand like Betplay is an exciting opportunity for EvenBet Gaming as we further expand our footprint in Latin America.
“As one of the biggest sportsbooks in Colombia, Betplay has an outstanding reputation and reach with players. We look forward to powering the next phase of growth for their gaming business and increasing our presence in this key strategic market.”
Daniel Arias, Online Manager of BetPlay, highlighted the importance of the partnership: “The integration of EvenBet has significantly enriched our digital entertainment offering. We are committed to further expanding our content portfolio and offering customers an exciting range of products.”
Manuel Jiménez, Sales Manager in LatAm, added: “It is gratifying to see the steady growth of the poker vertical in BetPlay’s operation since our solutions went live on their platform. Colombia now has an operator offering the country’s main iGaming poker network, allowing players of all levels to rely on a solid, responsible, and recognized brand backed by the Colombian regulator, Coljuegos.”
Betfred USA Partners with U.S. Integrity
Betfred USA and U.S. Integrity announced a partnership that will provide Betfred with monitoring software and tools that will play a pivotal role in preventing student-athletes, coaches, and staff from engaging in prohibited sports wagering.
Kresimir Spajic, CEO of Betfred USA, said: “Through our renewed partnership with U.S. Integrity, strengthened by the integration of ProhiBet technology, we reaffirm our unwavering commitment to integrity and compliance by providing a secure and transparent system that aligns seamlessly with the regulatory framework surrounding sports betting.”
Through their partnership with U.S. Integrity, Betfred will be provided access to ProhiBet, a technology that provides a secure and transparent method for sportsbook operators and sports properties to ensure that student-athletes, coaches, and administrative staff remain compliant with the intricate web of state regulations that govern sports betting activities.
“We are thrilled to partner with Betfred – the combination of ProhiBet’s state-of-the-art encrypted data transfer system and Betfred’s dedication to upholding the integrity of sports will undoubtedly enhance the transparency and trustworthiness of current and future prohibited bettors,” Matt Heap, Managing Director of ProhiBet, said.
Heap brings a wealth of experience in the field as the former head of the Colorado Division of Gaming’s sportsbook operations.
Betfred’s partnership with U.S. Integrity and ProhiBet is part of a two-fold approach to solidify the sportsbook operator oversight surrounding sports betting and prohibited bettors.
PRAGMATIC PLAY AND ECUABET SEAL BINGO PARTNERSHIP EXTENSION
Pragmatic Play has enhanced its partnership with Ecuadorian operator Ecuabet thanks to the addition of its full suite of Bingo products.
Joining Pragmatic Play’s award-winning Slots portfolio, players at Ecuabet will be able to enjoy the provider’s extensive library of player favourite Bingo products, including classic variants such as 90 ball, as well as the innovative Sweet Bonanza Bingo.
The partnership extension is the latest growth for Pragmatic Play in the country and aligns with its strategic progress in the wider LatAm region, where it remains at the forefront of one of the most vibrant markets globally.
Victor Arias, Vice President of Latin American Operations at ARRISE powering Pragmatic Play, said: “It’s always a pleasure to see existing valued partners request more products and with Pragmatic Play’s Bingo content, we know Ecuabet and its players are getting the very best the industry has to offer.
“The strength of Pragmatic Play’s multi-product offering for operators is clear and the supplier will continue to strengthen each category to ensure LatAm markets the content their players demand.”
Liliana Zuluaga, Manager at Ecuabet, said: “Bingo is hugely popular in Ecuador and we know that Pragmatic Play’s games offer us the right level of quality and diversity we need to maintain our high standards at Ecuabet.
“Having proudly hosted its Slots catalogue for some time now, we know what we’re getting with Pragmatic Play. Its titles will continue to be a huge benefit to our overall proposition and the new Bingo content is key to that.”
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